Latex for Less is an online “bed-in-a-box” mattress brand that has been in business since 2014. As the name suggests, this company specializes in products made from natural latex. This review will focus on the flagship Latex for Less Mattress, which is also the brand’s only current mattress model.
The Latex for Less Mattress is flippable, and each side is designed for a different firmness. You can choose between two thickness profiles for your Latex for Less Mattress: 7 or 9 inches. Both are considered lower than average profiles.
One side of the 9-inch Latex for Less Mattress is constructed with a Talalay latex comfort layer and offers a medium firm feel, which corresponds to a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale. The other side features Dunlop latex and has a firm (7-8) feel. Because this mattress is flippable, each latex comfort layer serves as the bed’s support core when the other side is being used. Both sides also feature layers of natural wool for extra padding, and the entire mattress is encased in a cover made from organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
The 7-inch model is slightly different. For this mattress, a single layer of Dunlop latex is used; one side of this layer is designed for a medium firm (6) feel and the other is designed for a firm (7-8) feel. However, because this mattress has a shorter profile, it feels a bit firmer on each side than its 9-inch counterpart. The 7-inch model also contains padding layers of natural wool batting on both sides, as well as the same GOTS-certified organic cotton cover.
We’ve gathered everything you need to know about the Latex for Less mattress, including an in-depth look at the bed’s construction and materials, current prices in every size, performance ratings based on owner experiences, and an overview of Latex for Less’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.
The 7-inch Latex for Less Mattress is constructed with a 6-inch layer of ventilated Dunlop latex. One side of this layer has a medium firm to firm (6-7) feel, and the other side has a firm (8) feel.
This material mostly consists of natural latex, but contains chemical fillers added to process the foam; for this reason, the latex is not considered organic. The 7-inch model also includes half an inch of natural wool batting on both sides, which serves as the bed’s fire barrier, along with a GOTS-certified organic cotton cover.
The 9-inch model is constructed with two individual latex layers. The medium firm (6) side has a 2-inch layer of ventilated Talalay latex, and the firm (7-8) side contains 6 inches of Dunlop latex. Talalay latex tends to be lighter and plusher than Dunlop latex, which is fairly dense. Using both latex types creates two more distinct feels for the 9-inch model. As with the 7-inch mattress, this model also includes a half-inch of natural wool batting on each side and a GOTS-certified organic cotton cover.
Both the 7-inch and 9-inch models are considered low-profile mattresses because they measure less than 10 inches thick. There are no customization options aside from the two available profiles.
The 7-inch model contains one latex layer while the 9-inch model contains two latex layers, but both mattresses are flippable with a distinct feel on each side. A construction breakdown for both Latex for Less Mattress models is listed below.
GOTS-certified organic cotton
0.5″ natural wool batting
2″ natural Talalay latex (9″ model)
0.5″ natural wool batting
6″ natural Dunlop latex
When you buy directly from Latex for Less, a queen size mattress normally costs $1,399 for the 7-inch model, and $1,449 for a 9-inch model. Prices may be higher or lower if you purchase your mattress through a third-party retailer instead. These price-points are lower than average compared to other all-latex beds, which typically cost between $1,600 and $2,200 in a queen size.
Ground shipping is free for all orders. You’ll need to pay a $99 fee if you decide to return the mattress before testing it out for 30 nights. Otherwise, returns are also free within the 120-night sleep trial period.
|Twin||38" x 75"||7" or 9"||60-70 lbs.||$1,149-$1,199|
|Twin XL||38"x 80"||7" or 9"||67-75 lbs.||$1,149-$1,199|
|Full||54" x 75"||7" or 9"||88-118 lbs.||$1,399-$1,449|
|Queen||60" x 80"||7" or 9"||103-132 lbs.||$1,399-$1,449|
|King||76" x 80"||7" or 9"||132-156 lbs.||$1,649-$1,949|
|California King||72" x 84"||7" or 9"||134-157 lbs.||$1,649-$1,949|
|Split King||38" x 80" (2pc.)||7" or 9"||132-156 lbs.||$1,798-$1,949|
7″ model: 3/5, 9″ model: 4/5
The 9-inch Latex for Less Mattress isolates motion better than its 7-inch counterpart, but both beds absorb movement and reduce motion transfer fairly well. Latex has some natural responsiveness but the material also conforms a bit, so the surface is not too springy.
That said, the 9-inch model is going to be better suited to couples. The 7-inch model’s lower profile makes it less supportive and more susceptible to feelings of bottoming out.
The Latex for Less Mattress is also completely silent. This attribute, coupled with its above-average motion isolation, makes the bed a good option for people who awaken easily due to their sleep partner’s movements.
7″ model: 3/5, 9″ model: 4/5
The 7-inch Latex for Less Mattress does not conform very closely on either side. While the medium firm surface contours a bit more than the other, both sides feel fairly firm. This model may not alleviate pressure for side sleepers, people who weigh less than 130 pounds, and other individuals who feel most comfortable on a closely conforming mattress.
The 9-inch model feels a bit plusher on its medium firm side. This side of the mattress should offer adequate pressure relief for side sleepers and people who weigh less than 130 pounds. The firm side is better suited to back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds. These sleepers won’t sink too much around the torso and waist, and they should feel less pressure throughout their bodies as a result.
Temperature control is a major strength of both the 7-inch and 9-inch Latex for Less models. This is mostly thanks to the materials used in these mattresses. The latex is ventilated with tiny holes to promote airflow throughout the interior, which helps the bed maintain a cool and comfortable temperature.
The wool batting layers also regulate temperature and help to wick away moisture from your body. The organic cotton covers are exceptionally breathable, as well.
All-latex mattresses can be a comfortable alternative to people who feel too hot sleeping on foam. Solid latex can absorb and trap body heat, but the ventilated latex found in models like the Latex for Less Mattress is typically much more breathable.
7″ model: 3/5, 9″ model: 4/5
The 7-inch Latex for Less Mattress offers surprisingly strong edge support, given its low profile and all-latex composition. Many similarly constructed models feel much weaker along the perimeter.
The 9-inch Latex for Less Mattress offers stronger edge support by comparison. You’ll still feel a bit of sinkage on the medium firm side, and slightly less on the firm side, but weak edge support is not a major issue.
Mattresses made with foam comfort layers tend to sink quite a bit, and this can make moving across the bed more difficult. Latex has a springier, more responsive feel. You’ll sink a bit, but the material has noticeable bounce-back and moving across the mattress surface should not be too uncomfortable.
The 7-inch and 9-inch Latex for Less models are each fairly easy to move across for most people. Those who weigh more than 230 pounds may have a bit more difficulty because their bodies sink more beneath the surface.
7″ model: 4/5, 9″ model (firm side): 4/5, 9″ model (medium firm side): 5/5
Although every couple has different preferences about the best mattress for sex, most feel comfortable on mattresses that conform a bit and respond quickly to the body. Couples who prefer this type of surface should enjoy the medium firm side of the 9-inch Latex for Less Mattress. This surface contours a bit to ensure decent traction, but good responsiveness and strong edge support allow couples to move around fairly easily and use the entire surface of the mattress.
The firm side of the 9-inch model does not conform as closely. You and your partner will feel a lot of responsiveness and strong edge support, but there will be less traction. The same is true of either side of the 7-inch model. If you and your partner prefer less conforming, then any of these surfaces should be suitable. If you’d like a deeper contour, then we recommend the medium firm side of the 9-inch mattress.
Most mattresses produce some initial odor after they are removed from their shipping boxes. Beds with foam layers tend to emit the strongest and most persistent off-gassing smells. Latex models like the Latex for Less Mattress do not have as much odor potential. The smells are fainter and will usually dissipate much faster.
The Latex for Less models contain ventilated latex layers. By promoting air circulation throughout the interior, these mattresses tend to air out rather quickly and should not retain any bothersome smells after a few days. For faster results, consider placing the unboxed mattress in a well-ventilated room for a day or two before sleeping on it.
Latex for Less – 7-inch
Side Sleepers: Although the medium firm side of the 7-inch Latex for Less Mattress feels softer than the firm side, neither surface conforms very much. As a result, this model may not feel very comfortable for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. These individuals typically need a plusher mattress that cushions the shoulders and hips to align the spine and alleviate pressure points.
Side sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more – particularly those in the 230+ range – may experience feelings of bottoming out on this mattress.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers need more support for their torso and waist because they carry more weight in these areas. Both sides of the 7-inch model should provide good overall support for back sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or less, though the firm side will probably sag less.
Back sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more will likely experience more sagging on the 7-inch model. We expect the 9-inch Latex for Less model to be more comfortable for back sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers generally need more support between their shoulders and hips, which ensures their bodies won’t sink too deeply when they lay face-down on the mattress. The 7-inch Latex for Less mattress provides decent support and won’t sag too much for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.
By contrast, stomach sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more will probably feel less comfortable on this mattress. The 7-inch Latex for Less model is prone to deeper sinkage around the chest, stomach, and hips for these stomach sleepers.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
|Side Sleepers||Fair (medium firm)
|Fair (both sides)||Fair (both sides)|
|Back Sleepers||Good (both sides)||Fair (both sides)||Poor (medium firm)
|Stomach Sleepers||Good (both sides)||Fair (both sides)||Poor (medium firm)
Latex for Less – 9-inch
Side Sleepers: Since each side of the 9-inch Latex for Less has a distinct feel, both surfaces are best suited to people who fall into different weight groups. The medium firm side of this model provides excellent cushioning and support for side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. This can help align the spine and reduce pressure throughout the body. The balance of contouring and responsiveness will work for most other side sleepers as well, though some may find it too soft or too firm.
The firm side of this mattress offers excellent support for side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds. They’ll feel enough padding beneath their shoulders and hips without sagging too much in these areas, and this helps to ensure even spinal alignment and less overall pressure. Side sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or less will probably find this side too firm, and may experience added pressure as a result.
Back Sleepers: The medium firm side of the 9-inch Latex for Less Mattress is best suited to back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds. These individuals should be able to rest on an even plane across the bed’s surface without sinking too much at the torso and waist. Back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will probably experience too much sinkage on the medium firm side, making it less comfortable for them.
The bed’s firm side, however, is much better suited to back sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more. Because this side conforms less to the body, back sleepers in this weight group experience very little sinkage and should remain on a fairly even plane. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably find this side a bit too firm.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably prefer the medium firm side of the 9-inch Latex for Less Mattress. This surface conforms enough to alleviate pressure without losing support and sinking excessively. Stomach sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more will probably feel that this side allows for too much sink to be comfortable.
Stomach sleepers over 130 pounds will probably feel much more comfortable on the 9-inch model’s firm side. Minimal conforming and strong support ensures their bodies won’t sag or sink too much in certain areas. For stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, this side may feel too firm and not contour closely enough to reduce pressure points.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
|Side Sleepers||Good (medium firm)
|Excellent (medium firm)
|Good (medium firm)
|Back Sleepers||Good (medium firm)
|Good (medium firm)
|Fair (medium firm)
|Stomach Sleepers||Good (both sides)||Fair (medium firm)
|Fair (medium firm)
Customer and owner reviews found on the official Latex for Less Mattress product page are overwhelmingly positive.
Many of the favorable reviews mention less back and hip pain, as well as a comfortable contour for the body. Temperature neutrality is another frequently mentioned benefit. Reviewers also point out the high value of this mattress, given its low price-point, above-average durability, and strong performance. The Latex for Less customer service team gets a few shoutouts, as well.
Among current onsite reviews, the lowest rating for the mattress is three out of five stars. These reviews note a couple of minor issues, including how heavy and difficult the mattress is to lift and flip, as well as some delivery issues.
Latex for Less Mattress reviews are found at the bottom of the bed’s product page. You can filter out different star ratings, and also post questions for customer service representatives.
Ratings for the Latex for Less Mattress are much less favorable on Amazon, though the overall score is still positive.
Four- and five-star Amazon ratings for the mattress tout the mattress for its durability, supportive feel, and breathable construction. Many of these reviewers are satisfied with the flippable design, noting positive attributes about both sides of the mattress. Great value is another common callout among Amazon shoppers.
For many of the one- and two-star reviews, the central issue is an excessively firm feel on both sides. Some of these reviewers also report bothersome off-gassing odor and added back pain.
Please note that only the 9-inch model is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
The Latex for Less Mattress is available for purchase on the Latex for Less website, as well as Amazon, but this mattress is not sold through any other online or brick-and-mortar retailers. Latex for Less does not operate any physical stores or showrooms.
The company will ship mattresses anywhere within the lower 48 states, but delivery outside the contiguous U.S. – including Alaska or Hawaii – is not available.
Latex for Less offers free ground shipping for all mattress orders. Most customers receive their mattress within seven business days (excluding weekends) of placing their original order.
The mattress is compressed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum-sealed for shipping. This process, which is also known as roll-packing, allows the mattress to fit inside a standard shipping container. The mattress will be delivered in its box to your doorstep. You won’t need to be at home when the mattress arrives, nor will you need to sign for it.
On the delivery date, carry the mattress to the room where you plan to use it. After unboxing the mattress, use a knife to remove the plastic wrapping and watch the bed expand. In about 48 hours, it should reach its full original shape.
Latex for Less only offers standard ground shipping. Other delivery options, such as expedited shipping and White Glove delivery with old mattress removal, are not available.
Latex for Less offers a 120-night sleep trial. This includes a mandatory break-in period of 30 nights. You can return the mattress before 30 nights have elapsed, but you’ll need to pay a return fee of $99. Returns after 30 nights during the sleep trial are free of charge, and you’ll receive a full refund for the mattress.
If you elect to return the mattress, you’ll need to rebox the bed and leave it on your doorstep for curbside pickup. Contact the Latex for Less customer support team if you have questions about this process. A full refund will be issued after the company processes your return.
Keep in mind that the 120-night sleep trial is currently only available to those who buy directly from Latex for Less. Amazon customers receive a 30-night sleep trial.
The Latex for Less Mattress is backed by a 20-year warranty. The warranty is completely non-prorated. Latex for Less will cover all costs related to repairing or replacing your mattress if a defect develops, but you’ll need to pay shipping, transportation, and inspection expenses.
The warranty covers sagging or body impressions in the sleep surface measuring at least 1.5 inches deep. Other defects, such as normal wear and tear and damage from misuse or abuse, are not covered under this warranty.